Love is All Right, Cliff Nobles & Co. (1968)
Cliff Nobles recorded this A-side for the 45rpm, but the B-side, The Horse, was the instrumental hit. It became one of the most recognizable instrumentals ever, and EVERY high school band played it. The Horse was also the theme song for Radio Veronica, a popular dutch pirate radio station that broadcast from a ship on the North Sea in the 1960’s & 70s.
Steve Ripley & The Tractors were responsible for creating the highest selling album ever recorded in the state of Oklahoma. Ripley passed away at his home in Pawnee, Oklahoma in 2019. He was 69
The Blue Cats – Beltane Fire hail from Southhampton, England. They morphed somewhat over the years, moving from rockabilly to psychobilly, then “ditched the quiffs and upright bass for something darker, heavier and evocative of merry old England” according to one review.
Tony Spinner is probably better known as a background vocalist/guitarist for Toto. He owns owns a 1964 Chevy SS.
Have a great weekend, busy or not, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for, you know, whatever.
Thunderbirds, A. Aallon Rytmiorkesteri (2000) A. Aallon, also known as A. Aalto and A. Aalto’s Rhythm Orchestra, is an iskelmä (pop) music group from Ylöjärvi, Finland. Interesting mix of styles, but this particular space western surf instrumental struck a chord with me.